Putnam County Judge files reponse to allegations against him
Putnam County family court judge William Watkins is filed his reponse Wednesday to charges filed against him six weeks ago. In the papers, Watkins admits shouting and using profanity in the courtroom, but he doesn't think that's a violation of the state's Judicial Code of Conduct. In his response to five filed complaints, Watkins denies that he has failed to uphold the high standards of conduct and integrity required of judges. He asks the state Judicial Hearing Board to dismiss the charges against him. They'll consider his case November 27.